Employees have the right to know about chemicals in their workplace and how those chemicals may be harmful. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that all employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, inform them about the chemical hazards, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately. This training module provides an introduction to hazard communication, hazards that chemicals may present, and how to use Safety Data Sheets and labels to get information about chemicals in the workplace.
Module length: approximately 15 minutes
People completing this training module should:
- Understand that chemicals in the workplace can be hazardous.
- Be able to use product labels and safety data sheets to get information about the chemicals you work with or work around.
- Use this information to stay safe.
- Successfully complete the Knowledge Checks.